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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Jules Botfield.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Jules Botfield.

: Breakfast with Frost

Topical discussion, hosted by David Frost. Including 9.00 News, plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones www.bbc.co.uk/news


Unknown: David Frost.
Editor: Barney Jones

: Can't Wait Till Christmas...

New series 1/4. The religious run-up to Yuletide begins with this service for Advent Sunday. Singer-songwriter Dave Bilbrough and his worship band join the congregation of St Mary's Church in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, for a service on the theme of waiting, led by the Rev Mark Dearnley. Hymns include O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending.
Director/Executive producer Pamela Hossick


Singer-Songwriter: Dave Bilbrough
Unknown: Mark Dearnley.
Producer: Pamela Hossick

: Countryfile

Does drag hunting present a realistic alternative if hunting with dogs is banned? Meanwhile John Craven investigates the re-opening of a railway line in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, and Ben Fogle continues his Channel islands trawl with a visit to Alderney. Includes weather for the week ahead.
Series producer Sarah Eglin www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Ben Fogle
Producer: Sarah Eglin

: The Politics Show

Jeremy Vine and team present their unique view of politics. From 12.35, in-depth local stories, presented for viewers in London by Tim Donovan and in the South East by Peter Henley. Including 12.00 News.
Editor James Stephenson


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Unknown: Tim Donovan
Unknown: Peter Henley.
Editor: James Stephenson

: Keeping UpAppearances

Daddy goes on the rampage.
Written by Roy Clarke


Written By: Roy Clarke

: Flight of the Navigator

*** Sci-fi adventure. On 4
July 1978, 12-year-old David Freeman takes a tumble and wakes up in an altered world: his family have changed and a voice in his head is calling for help. Review page 56.
Director Randal Kleiser (1986, U)


Unknown: David Freeman
Director: Randal Kleiser

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
Cast Thursday/Friday

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Songs of Praise

As the countdown to Christmas begins, Songs of Praise returns to Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, where, 28 years ago, its first featured interviews took place.
Pam Rhodes meets some of those who appeared in the original broadcast, and catches up with the director of that programme, Bill Nicholson , who went on to be a screenwriter on films such as Gladiator and Shadowlands. Hymns include 0 Come, 0 Come Emmanuel and Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending.
www.bbc.co.uk/religion HARDBACK BOOK: Songs of Praise: a Christmas Companion, price £9.99


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Bill Nicholson

: Last of the Summer Wine

Getting Barry's Goat. Compo's son Tom, mischievous yet gullible, leaves something rather personal in Barry's garage. Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Alan JW Bell


Written By: Roy Clarke

: Antiques Roadshow

A collection of porcelain pugs, one of the earliest vacuum cleaners and a 17th-century gate-leg table are among the artefacts of note as the team visits Clitheroe in Lancashire.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Signed at 3am www.bbc.co.uk/antiques BBC HOMES & ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: price £2.95


Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Ground Force

It's a year now since Alan Titchmarsh devised a garden in Longney, Gloucestershire, tailored to Linda Chamberlayne 's interest in flower arranging. Is the creation still a success? Director John Thornicroft ; Executive producer Carol Hasiam


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Linda Chamberlayne
Director: John Thornicroft
Producer: Carol Hasiam

: Monarch of the Glen

10/10. A stranger from Lexie's past appears at the house. Molly and Golly are suddenly offered a completely different future together. Paul discovers a secret about Amanda.
A special edition of the series will be shown over New Year.
Written by Niall Leonard ; Producer Stephen Garwood
Director Brian Kelly www.bbc.co.uk/monarch


Written By: Niall Leonard
Producer: Stephen Garwood
Director: Brian Kelly
Molly: Susan Hampshire
Lexie: Dawn Steele
Paul: Lloyd Owen
Duncan: Hamish Clark
Golly: Alexander Morton
Jessica: Rae Hendrie
Amanda MacLeish: Sara Stewart
Alex McTavish: Ron Donachie
Dorothy: Richenda Carey
Billy the butcher: Matthew Costello
Edith McDougal: Eileen McCallum
Charles McDougal: Len McCaffer

: Charles II - the Power and the Passion

3/4. In the anti-papist aftermath of the fire of London, the King takes a huge risk by inviting his sister Minette from Catholic France to negotiate secret treaties on behalf of Louis XIV. The final episode follows at 10pm on BBC4.
Written by Adrian Hodges ; Producer Kate Harwood ; Director Joe Wright


Written By: Adrian Hodges
Producer: Kate Harwood
Director: Joe Wright
Charles II: Rufus Sewell
Buckingham: Rupert Graves
James: Charlie Creed-Miles
Barbara: Helen McCrory
Catharine: Shirley Henderson
Minette: Anne-Marie Duff
Nell: Emma Pierson
Shaftesbury: Martin Freeman
Louise: Melanie Thierry
Danby: Shaun Dingwall
Henrietta Maria: Diana Rigg
Louis XIV: Perkins Lyautey
: Ormonde Peterwight
Arlington: Robert East
Clifford: Dorian Lough
Monmouth: Christian Coulson
William of Orange: Jochum Ten Haaf
Monsieur: Cyrille Thouvenin
Charles Hart: Pip Torrens
Lord Mayor: Donald McKail
Lord Coleraine: Donald Douglas
Rochester: Robert Cavanah
Churchill: Simon Woods
Soloman Eccles: Richard Bremmer
MP: Albert Welling
Anne Hyde: Tabitha Wady
De Ruvigny: Wilfred Prager
Lely: Thomas Q Napper

: BBC News

With Darren Jordon. Weather with Michael Rsh.


Unknown: Darren Jordon.
Unknown: Michael Rsh.

: Panorama

Spend It like Beckham. The British public has built up a debt mountain of almost a trillion pounds - the equivalent to L15,300 for every man, woman and child. Addiction to spending has helped keep the UK out of recession but, asks Justin Rowlatt , are we simply storing up economic problems for the future if the trend in rising interest rates continues? ProducerAndrew Bell; Editor Mike Robinson
Signed 1.50am www.bbc.co.uk/panorama NOTE: as Panorama is likely to react to news, its subject matter may change


Unknown: Justin Rowlatt
Editor: Mike Robinson

: When a Man Loves a Woman

Drama starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan. Michael and Alice have a seemingly perfect life but, in reality, Alice has a problem with alcohol. After a heavy drinking binge, Alice realises she needs professional help. Review page 56.
Director Luis Mandoki (1994, 15)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Andy Garcia
Unknown: Meg Ryan.
Director: Luis Mandoki

: Love, Murder & Deceit

Murder mystery drama starring Rachel Ward and Terry O'Quinn. Caitlin Cory struggles to resist the attraction to her stepson. Review page 56.
Director Mary Lambert (1997, PG)


Unknown: Rachel Ward
Unknown: Terry O'Quinn.
Unknown: Caitlin Cory
Director: Mary Lambert

: BBC News 24

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